Artistic and creative careers are among the most rewarding, but they also come with unique challenges. We asked some of the city’s best creatives to tell us why they choose to pursue a creative career.

Amanda Wan | Freelancer & Content Creator

I decided to take the route of a creative career due to the fact that honestly anything creative makes me happy, and why not choose a career that allows me to do such things that lead to happiness. Read more>>

Marisa Schoen | Graphic Designer & Small Business Owner

Creativity and art have always been part of my life, and by following my passion for it, it led me to where I am today. Growing up, I had a creative & hands-on babysitter, Bernice, who always had a craft for my sister and I to work on. In grade school art was my favorite subject, and when it came to classes outside of art, I still found ways to be creative. I would always spend the most time incorporating design into my presentations and making my dioramas look polished. Read more>>

Chloe Cosette, Cheyanne Glazier | Owners of C&C Productions, LLC

As a kid, everyone remembers looking to the future and seeing what they want to be. For Chloe and Cheyanne, it was the dream of storytelling, but specifically in filmmaking. They would frequently imagine stories they could only dream of being able to tell. So, they decided to make it a reality and start their media production company, C&C Productions. Read more>>

Heather Maertens | Jeweler and Owner of Maertens Fine Jewelry

Since childhood I have known that I would have a career that allowed me to use my creative talents on a regular basis. Read more>>

Carol Parker | Photographic Artist

I’ve always had artistic leanings. My first camera was a Brownie box camera given to me by my grandparents on my 9th birthday. Through high school and beyond I dabbled with drawing and painting, as well as a few photography classes. But as much as I enjoyed these activities, it was never more than an entertaining hobby as my life followed other paths. Read more>>

Isaac Ford | Vocalist/Bassist for The Remedy

As a band, we all love to create. We all take pride in our craft and hope that together to inspire the community. Read more>>

Diamond Holts | Podcaster

Thank you for having me in front of the readers again. I do podcasting and I say this is a creative career because you can create a unique concept, you can make it personal, and have your own story structure. Read more>>

Kaylee Lauren | Singer-Songwriter, Artist

Hi I’m Kaylee Lauren, a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. I have always been interested in the art of singing and songwriting ever since I was a kid, and I have recently pursued my own career as a singer-songwriter. Read more>>